PORTLAND, Maine, (May 15, 2012)—Guiding Stars, the first store-wide nutrition guidance program for rating food, today announced its participation in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day through its Expert Chef Erin Dow. Dow is among the official participants in this first-ever worldwide day of actions focused on highlighting locally sourced, fresh food and the need for better food education.
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Yakima, Wash. –Now entering its second decade of providing crisp quality and distinctive flavor to apple lovers around the world, the Pink Lady® Brand Apple has earned a coveted three Guiding Stars® for offering ‘the best nutritional value’ based on the Guiding Stars objective food-rating system.
New data from the patented nutrition guidance program Guiding Stars® suggests food manufacturers are responding to consumer demand for healthier choices by making positive changes to the nutrient content of packaged food products. As a result, supermarkets are now able to offer a broader selection of products lower in saturated fat, sodium and added sugars and containing more fiber, whole grains, vitamins and minerals.
Guiding Stars Expert Chef Erin Dow today announced her involvement in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, a first-ever nationwide day of actions focused on highlighting locally sourced, fresh food and the need for better food education. Alongside schools, business, restaurants and food experts, Guiding Stars Chef Erin Dow will connect with her community to ensure change in people’s food habits and promote the mission for better food and education about food choices.
Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH, public health expert and adjunct faculty member at the Harvard School of Public Health, will be moderating a panel discussion at the FMI Health & Wellness Conference in Orlando on March 20.
EMHS (Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems), and Guiding Stars®, the world’s first storewide nutrition navigation program, announce a partnership to implement the program throughout its system of hospitals. The partnership seeks to benefit the health of local communities by helping patients, visitors, and employees within EMHS hospitals identify more nutritious food choices.
The Guiding Stars® nutrition guidance program is based on national and international dietary recommendations and aligns with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The Guiding Stars® program evaluates the nutrient content of foods using nutrition data gleaned from the Nutrition Facts label and the ingredient list on product packaging. For products that do not have food labels such as fresh produce and meats, nutrition data is obtained from the USDA National Nutrient database.